Renoir

[ren-wahr, ren-wahr; French ruh-nwar]
noun
  1. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, 1894–1979, French film director and writer.
  2. his fatherPierre Au·guste [pyer oh-gyst] /pyɛr oʊˈgüst/, 1841–1919, French painter.
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  • Picasso's a genius, Matisse is great and Renoir has fabulous moments (if not in the mass of pink nudes at the Barnes).

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    An Einstein Eye

    Blake Gopnik

    May 18, 2012

  • He also served as the pipeline between the moneyed class and a variety of Impressionists: Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, and Seurat.

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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Rich Wife

    Sandra McElwaine

    May 26, 2011

  • We first met at her Georgetown mansion, filled with stunning Impressionist art: Renoir, Picasso, Degas.

  • They create a world equal to the worlds of Renoir or Hitchcock or Fellini.

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    Frederick Wiseman's Best Scenes

    Errol Morris

    November 22, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for renoir

Renoir

noun
  1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1894–1979, French film director: his films include La grande illusion (1937), La règle du jeu (1939), and Diary of a Chambermaid (1945)
  2. his father, Pierre Auguste (pjɛr oɡyst). 1841–1919, French painter. One of the initiators of impressionism, he broke away from the movement with his later paintings, esp his many nude studies, which are more formal compositions
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